Mantel over gas fireplace

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Any ideas for a mantel over a gas fireplace? Nothing on the wall.
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  • Veronica Roach Veronica Roach on Nov 27, 2015
    Years ago when I was renting I made a 'faux fireplace' with simple boards - just create 2 upright sides with 3 cut pieces each and a top 'mantle shelf' with a large fat board glued across the side pieces - all just LEANED against my wall and stayed there because I had cut a very slight slant on the bottom of the side pieces- the 'fire' was just an electric 'flames' heater (no fixing allowed to rental walls! but you could screw or glue it to your own walls). I did also add a bottom 'hearth' to that structure too on which sat the electric flames heater! Painted that black and the columns & mantleshelf cream. I loved my faux fireplace ! With filler, sanding, and 2 coats of paint you would never know it wasn't 'built' - my neighbors loved my "fireplace" so much I gave the whole structure (+ heater) to them when I left to buy my own house.
  • Veronica Roach Veronica Roach on Nov 27, 2015
    no picture - this was all 20 years ago !
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 27, 2015
    See if this post gives you an idea. www.hometalk.com/7288458/fireplace-makeover-building a mantel
  • Teresa H Teresa H on Nov 27, 2015
    use luminaiary that are non candle and have a switch use burlap and plaid ribbon and pine cone plain or rolled in white paint
  • Mine is a gas fire place also, I painted and added tile. Send pictures when you are finished.
  • 9530106 9530106 on Nov 27, 2015
    We only have a Menards here, no HD or Lowes, but they carry what they call "Mantle Shelves" in different lengths. Easy to put up-instant mantle to decorate!
  • Victoria Ward Victoria Ward on Nov 27, 2015
    we purchased a metal weeping willow tree then we added small framed pictures of the family, at Christmas we replace pictures with small angel figurerines